There's always 'room' for improvement
January 2014 saw us drawing up plans to refurbish all of our bedrooms.
As you can imagine, with 90 to do, it isn’t a simple case of popping down to the local DIY store, buying some emulsion and cracking on! Our Managing Director, Tarnia Robertson, spent a huge amount of time with a London interior design firm researching and developing 4 prototype rooms. Not only is this something very close to Tarnia’s heart; she’s also very much a ‘do it properly’ type of person!
By Christmas 2014, all her hard work was plain to see, 4 rooms packed with a modern look using relaxing earthy colours, upgraded lighting and new soft furnishings all round giving a beautifully plush feeling.
To complement these, there’d been a whole host of upgraded features. The premier room boasted
- Bluetooth speaker system
- 42” LCD TV
- Bathrobe and slippers
- a fridge
- even a Nespresso coffee machine!
Night storage heaters were replaced with Rointe energy efficient convector heaters to provide a more controllable environment. We all live on our mobiles and tablets now, so new USB charging points have been added.
Needless to say, the comments that we had back from the people that stayed in these rooms was incredibly positive and encouraging.
‘Four’ becomes ‘Twenty Four’!
Fuelled with enthusiasm, we started Phase 2 in January 2015 with local companies providing the electrics, the redecorating and all the carpeting. By March, a further 20 rooms were upgraded, 11 Classic, 2 Superior and 7 Premier. 7 of the 9 Premier rooms now offer a private balcony with stunning views over the golf course.
Phase 3 started in earnest again in January 2016 with a ‘Valentine’s Day’ deadline to complete the next batch of 10 bedrooms (8 Classic & 2 Superior) with big plans for the future. Next on the list are all the rooms along the ground floor corridor totalling a whopping 27 bedrooms plus bathrooms; we’re going to be busy! Come and take a look at what we’re working on.
As if you needed any more reasons to stay with us, we offer:
- Free WIFI in all bedrooms
- Plenty of FREE parking
- Many rooms with views across the golf course.
- And whilst we go through our upgrade programme, we’re offering room upgrades from our 'previous' bedrooms for just £20 per room!
At Ufford Park, we’ve made your bed, so come and lie in it…
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